3D printing assists ultrasound-guided liver resection December 13, 2019 -- The enhanced visualization of patient-specific liver anatomy provided by 3D-printed models based on CT scans led a team of surgeons and radiologists to alter their approach for around 25% of ultrasound-guided liver resections. European Radiology has posted their findings online. Discuss
Cardiac patients gain from 3D printing, AR advances December 9, 2019 -- Determining the distinct benefits of 3D printing and augmented reality (AR) in the management of cardiac conditions, and mapping out which clinical scenarios the technologies are most suitable for, is no easy task. Speakers addressed these questions in a special RSNA session. Discuss
Aiforia introduces Velocity software December 4, 2019 -- Aiforia Technologies has launched Velocity, its software designed to allow medical and scientific experts to speed up and simplify image analysis and produce higher-quality results.
Scanning the pharaohs: Ancient Egypt comes to Chicago December 3, 2019 -- Ever wondered what it's like to work as a paleoradiologist? Hundreds of RSNA 2019 delegates found out on Tuesday, when a leading expert in imaging of ancient Egyptian mummies and other antiquities played a central role in a plenary session about the achievements of the country's radiologists. Discuss
3D printing boosts treatment of urethral injuries November 26, 2019 -- Patient-specific 3D-printed models based on pelvic CT scans improve clinicians' understanding of complex pelvic anatomy and their ability to plan surgical repair for urethral injuries more than conventional imaging, according to a study published online in the Turkish Journal of Urology. Discuss
MEG scanner gives boost to 3D functional brain imaging November 25, 2019 -- U.K. investigators are convinced that a prototype magnetoencephalography (MEG) scanner can capture clinically useful 3D brain images. They think the device provides a fine opportunity to study a wide range of neurological and mental health conditions, such as epilepsy and autism, in children. Discuss
Deep learning advances in 3D quantification of body composition November 11, 2019 -- Accurate fully automatic segmentation of subcutaneous fat, visceral fat, and psoas muscle from abdominal CT is feasible without human input. That's the main finding of new artificial intelligence research conducted at the Utrecht University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Discuss
HSS to evaluate 3D with DR for scoliosis November 11, 2019 -- Researchers from the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have begun enrolling patients in a study designed to investigate the combination of 3D imaging with digital radiography (DR) technology to produce 3D maps of the spine in people with scoliosis.
Stereotaxis, Catheter Precision treat heart arrhythmias November 11, 2019 -- Cardiac arrhythmia patients have been successfully treated for the first time with Catheter Precision's Vivo arrhythmia localization system and Stereotaxis' robotic magnetic navigation technologies.
Italians use 3D printing to enhance safety in upper GI surgery November 8, 2019 -- A group of Italian researchers developed 3D-printed models of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract to provide important benefits to the surgical management of a patient with a compressed esophagus. The team has shared its clinical experiences in an online article posted by BMC Surgery. Discuss